The Ultimate Homecoming Checklist

Your alumni embrace homecoming as the ultimate celebration of school spirit, but you know it as a challenging months-long effort that takes a ton of prep work, energy, and resources. To make it (look) effortless, the fundraising and engagement experts at Blackbaud have joined forces with the alumni specialists at Almabase to create a comprehensive guide to planning and hosting your school’s most important event. Our homecoming playbook has everything you need to pull off a remarkable celebration.

  • Five-month plan: Don’t guess about the timing of must-do tasks like securing vendors and permits. We’ve got you covered.

  • Email and social media checklists: Know when to send or post and what to say before, during, and after the big day.

  • Top 50 homecoming event ideas: Spoiler alert—a can’t-miss brewery tour is No. 40!

Download our guide now and get ready to throw an unforgettable homecoming party that inspires your alumni to become ambassadors, donors, and lifelong supporters of your school.